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MEC2501 Process Control Systems

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 21 March 2023


Pre-requisite: ELE2103 or (MEC1501 and ELE2101 as Co-requisite or Pre-requisite) or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: GEPR


The drive to meet consumer demands for economically competitive and high quality products requires effective and efficient process control technologies. These process control technologies are required to transform raw materials to final products with the optimal use of those raw materials in a sustainable and safe manner, using minimal energy, and producing less harmful less harmful by-products. The effective specification, design and implementation of process control systems are fundamental in achieving these goals.

This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to provide the student with the knowledge base and application skills to design and implement process control systems. These designs would include the specification of vital hardware systems and associated sensors and actuators to allow safe and effective control of the overall system's performance. The principles of control theory that the course relies on is covered in the co-requisite course `Control and Instrumentation'. The course also further expands on the fundamental knowledge gained in the pre-requisite course `Introduction to Industrial Processes' by enabling students to undertake the specification, design and implementation of selected control systems suitable for food processing, manufacturing, mining, ore processing, and petro-chemical processes. An awareness of safety system roles and architectures is also developed.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 21 March 2023